Restoring police officer numbers

I warmly welcome today’s pledge from Boris Johnson that he will boost police officer numbers by 20,000 if he is elected as party leader and Prime Minister this month.

This is the right priority and I believe will be applauded across our area. We all know that fixing things at Cleveland Police runs much deeper than just officer numbers, but strengthening the thin blue line is what people in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland want to see!